We live in a physical world. We have a physical body and a mind, the two of which are closely interconnected. In fact, it is our experience of physical sensation and emotional response that makes us sentient beings. Yet, if we compare the physical and mental influences upon our lives, it is clear that physical pain can be subdued by strength of mind; therefore, mental happiness and satisfaction are ultimately more important to us than physical discomfort and unhappiness. This is one of the reaso
"Readers will surely be rewarded by the light this book shines on the corresponding, but quite different, approaches to reality taken by Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
About the Author(s)
Vic Mansfield is a professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University. Along with a wide range of science courses, he teaches courses focusing on Tibetan Buddhism and Jungian psychology. For nearly four decades, he has practiced and studied with spiritual leaders in the U.S., Europe, and India. He lives in Burdett, New York.